CISA Announces Funding Opportunity For State, Local, Tribal And Territorial National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Cyber Pilot

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Stakeholder Engagement Division has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to award a new cooperative agreement for a pilot titled State, Local, Tribal and Territorial National Information Exchange Model Cyber Pilot for fiscal year 2020. The deadline for application is Monday, 27 July 2020

According to CISA, the purpose is to explore the development of a prototype data exchange standard format based on NIEM with a select group of States that can eventually be rolled out for implementation across State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) agencies.

To apply:

Submit an electronic application by accessing the website portal: Use keyword search “SLTT”.

Funding Opportunity Number:   DHS-20-CISA-128-NIEM001

Funding Opportunity Title:  State, Local, Tribal and Territorial National Information Exchange Model Cyber Pilot 

CISA's funding opportunity announcement includes these details:

 “The nature of the cybersecurity threat to America is growing, and our nation’s cyber adversaries move with speed and stealth. To keep pace, all types of organizations, including those beyond traditional critical infrastructure sectors, need to be able to share information and respond to cyber risk. The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizations. NIEM connects communities of people who share a common need to exchange information in order to advance their mission. For over 14 years, NIEM has facilitated information exchanges across a variety of mission spaces and subject areas. What began as a solution for the law enforcement and homeland security communities has since evolved into a wide range of subject matters and areas. CISA is building on these community efforts by facilitating the implementation of the NIEM model to enhance data and information exchanges through the NIEM Cyber Domain.”